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of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. >>> let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin. this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big sno
for a time. >> the announcements that will come from the american and u.s. airways airline. we're going to tell you what this means for you the passenger when we come back. >> it's all about the special someone today. the big wedding planned for one special couple that share some doggone good luck. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways have agreed to a merger. together they will create the world's largest airline. the company plans to make that announcement a bit later today. the deal has been in the works now since last year. most experts don't expect that deal to trigger a surge in ticket prices. american airlines has been going under restructuring since going under bankruptcy protection since 2011. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. pope benedict xvi will meet with a group of parish priests in rome today. the retiring pope is expected to talk about the personal experiences as a young reformist back in the vatican council back in the 1960s. pope benedict will step down on february 28th. >>> senate democrat leaders are expected to vote on chuck hagel's
not on saturdays, in august the u.s. post office will no longer cards and letter on saturday. you can still get the mail order prescriptions and express mail and of course packages. it's part of the plan to save the cash-strapped postal service $2 billion. after it posted a $16 billion loss last year. some customers are not surprised. >> i do believe it's fine for me. i don't do business on the weekends. >> since 2008 we've seen a steady decline in the use of first-class mail. people pay their bills online. it's simple. it's easy, it's free. you cannot be free. >> the mail will still be delivered to p.o. boxes monday through saturday and you will still be able to mail things at post offices that have saturday hours. >>> well, they laced up the running shoes and tackled more than 1500 steps. that's what more than 1600 people did last night in new york. they took part in the annual empire state building run up. they climbed up 86 flights of stairs from the lobby to the observation deck. it helped raise money for local charities there in the big apple. >>> when there's a lot of snow make some artw
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
. >> baltimore has been invited to bid. we are one of the 35 cities that received a letter from the u.s. olympic committee. baltimore could potentially submit a bid. the question is is the city capable of hosting and managing such a massive event. we want to know what you think? should baltimore be an like destination. head to abc2news.com/facebook. we are hearing opinions on both sides. some say this would be a disaster. others say it would be a boost for tourism. >>> we have an update to some breaking news. more explosive testimony today in the bail hearing of the like hero accused of murdering his goi. prosecutors say they have witnesses who heard nonstop shouting and fighting and one witness saw lights on at the time of the shots. those claims contradict what oscar pistorius has said. he said he accidentally shot his girlfriend through the bathroom door mistaken her for an intruder. >>> all new tonight, washington dysfunction is back. it's about your money, tax dollars, we have the very latest. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. just nine days until $85 billion in federal spending cuts could
. they are set to take place on march 1st unless congress acts. federal workers are getting ready but u.s. lawmakers won't see change in the 174,000 dollar a year paycheck. they are exept from this. but some are wondering should they feel the pinch too. do you think you should take a pay kurt? >> certainly. we are in this together and suffering. >> reporter: you think members of congress should take a pay cut. >> no i don't think they should raise the pay. >> reporter: they are not going to raise the pay. that's good to new. you know what the first rule of law is. don't protect yourself. if they take effect next week 2 million workers face untill-- >>> 6:35 right now. for most students the after scone routine involves homework but there's debate whether it's really good idea. in howard county middle cool it offers a homework club and gaithersburg eliminated homework. instead, student read for 30 minutes every night. tonight at 11, sherrie johnson looks at homework and whether or not it's necessary and the impact on a student's education. that story coming up tonight at 11. local high scho
. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about the transition from war to home just weeks ago. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: he volunteered to help vets suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. police believe he was trying to counsel eddie ray routh at a gun range over the weekend. >> the suspect's mother may have reached out to mr. kyle to help her son. that might be why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: shooting practice turned deadly saturday when the young former marine snapped. turning his gun on the snirp he reportedly idolized. allegedly shooting him and his friend, 35-year-old chad litt littlefield, at point blank range. he stole kyle's pickup truck and led police on chase. >> tap. rack. >> reporter: kyle could hit targets the length of 21 football fields way found success at home, too. he was a best-selling author. he writes about killing so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. he said the biggest acco
will be in the state capitol of annapolis. the president is heading there to address u.s. senate democrats during their annual retreat. the event is an opportunity for each cause to talk about the strategy for the upcoming year and a calmer -- in a calmer setting than our nation's capitol. >>> jurors are still trying to come up with a verdict in the felicia barnes murder trial. day three of deliberations will begin this morning. jurors got the case on monday and spent yesterday going over all the evidence. late in the afternoon they asked to watch two videotapes the state showed earlier in the trial. jurors wanted to see surveillance video from wal- mart of the defendant, michael johnson, buying a plastic tub. they also rewatched that infamous sex tape involving involving johnson, barnes and two other people. the state says johnson killed barnes and dumped her body in the susquehanna river. his attorneys say they never proved motive. stay with abc 2 news. brian will be in the courtroom and bring you the verdict as soon as it comes down. you can follow him on twitter for all the latest informatio
control, nearly 600,000 people die of heart disease every year in the u.s. alone. >>> if you're looking to buy a new dishwasher or refrigerator, do it this weekend. it's the shop maryland energy weekend. you can get a special tax break from buying certain products. state comptroller peter franchot is holding a news conference today to talk more about this program. >>> he's been to disney world, gone on late night talk shows and addressed thousands at a post super bowl rally. what is next for flow flacco that's sort of out of character and may have you raising your eyebrows?
administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges. today is the deadline for him to come clean, under oath, to anti-doping authorities i
for all gun sales and an assault weapons ban. >>> the financial situation of the u.s. postal service is no closer to improving. the usps board has now directed the postmaster general to accelerate restructuring of the company's operations. >>> president obama is heading to israel this spring. the trip will mark his first visit there as president. the white house says obama and israel's prime minister will discuss issues of mutual concern, including iran and syria. >>> a sports plan being presented on capitol hill today and the focus remains the importance behind concussions by school athletes, why a high number of school athletes don't suffer other serious or deadly injuries. >>> the blackout from super super bowl xlvii in new orleans is taking on a life of its own. an independent third-party group will be hired to investigate the incident. that's according toentergy, the company that manages the superdome. it set off a storm of speculation about the cause and many are saying it's an embarrassment to new orleans, but the national football league says it's not going to keep the city
's going to talk strategy with u.s. senate democrats at a closed-door retreat. the president is expected to discuss financial matters as well as gun control and immigration. >>> also today governor martin o'malley will testify on the gun control bill. he'll appear before senate judicial proceedings committee in annapolis. the governor wants to ban assault-style guns and require restrictions for handguns. the measure would also set aside in the state budget for safety. >>> police are still trying to figure out what led to a deadly stabbing just as the raven's victory celebration was wrapping up yesterday. the victims sadly are three teenagers. this happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon in downtown baltimore. one of those victims was killed, the two others seriously hurt. it's not yet clear now why teens were down there for that parade, how this possibly happened that led to one person being dead. >>> speaking of the celebration itself, head coach john harbaugh told fans they were in for a party bigger than anything they had ever seen. and when the final head count came, reportedly 2
china withdrew $3,200 u.s. at an atm and then walked outside and it was windy like it's been here. it blew right out of his hand. thank goodness strangers rushed to his aid picking up the cash and giving it back to him. the man came back and posted a letter thanking those who helped him. >>> we are following breaking news this morning coming out of cecil county. a train derailment in elkton. we have a live report just ahead. >> we are told that right now they have cleared the scene and we will bring you information on the story. >> also coming up in just a bit. >> a look at some of the big issues lawmakers are deciding on in annapolis today. i'm sherrie johnson and i'll have that story coming up next. >> we're in a very active pattern. one storm for the weekend and another one after that. the details on both coming up. >> well, lynette a deadly crash shut down 695 here at parkville. i'll let you know what your best alternate route is coming up here on "good morning maryland." >>> we're working for you on this thursday morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'
. >>> the u.s. postal service has been delivering mail in the rain, snow and the gloom of night for hundreds of years. now the agency is struggling to find the revenue sources it's hoping now that you'll have interest in some of the things that they wear. the agency announced plans to come out with a line of clothing and accessories called rain, heat and snow. the first line for men will be released next spring. the line for women is also currently in the works. >>> gas prices are high and now it could affect you even while you're trying to buy a car. a california car dealership has stopped offering those free test drives and it's because of the high gas prices. before you can even get the keys to test drive a car, a lot of dealerships are now having new requirements. they're asking people to fill the tank back up where it was when they left the lot. and a lot of this is to make up for people who test drive the car and have no intention of ever buying it. >>> well, little girl is recovering in the hospital this morning and her dad thinks hand sanitizer may have led to her injuries. >> we'l
with u.s. anti-doping agents. he had until wednesday to testify under oath about his drug use, which could have helped reduce his lifetime ban from sports. but amid concerns about his criminal and civil liability, armstrong said through his attorney he'd only testify at an international tribunal. however, at this point, no such tribunal, in fact, exists. >>> he was once a rising political star. now, former congressman jesse jackson jr. faces up to five years in prison, after admitting he spent some $750,000 of campaign funds on personal items. items including a fur coat, an apartment, a rolex, even a fedora once worn by michael jackson. he apologized for letting down the people of chicago. >>> and a highly-respected former senator, pete domenici of new mexico, revealed a secret. he fathered a child in the 1970s with the 24-year-old daughter of a senate colleague, paul axle of nevada. domenici has been married for more than 50 years and has 8 children with his wife. >>> take a look at this image. nasa calling the colossal sunspot. the dark, black spot, still growing. it is already six
of the love stamp with them. the reality show, their hit, "married to jonas" they're working with the u.s. postal service, to introduce a new 2013 sealed with love stamp. it comes out today. >> we're happy to be a part of it. >> this is incredible. your grandfather, for three decades. >> yes. >> a postal worker. >> yes. >> neither sleet nor snow. >> there's cousins and uncles. everybody worked for the postal service. i felt it was appropriate that we joined. >> sitting around the table, do you hear war stories about that dog. >> more about paper cuts than anything. other than that, he was a mail stories. >> i like being around you guys. you guys are lots of fun. >> thank you. >> are you guys ready to play? >> i think we should. >> all right. skinny mic. thank you so much. it's time to play the not-so newlywed game. we're going to see how well you know each other. after three long years of marriage with cameras in your faces the entire time. here we go. danielle, fill in this blank. where did you and kevin have your first kiss? >> in my garage. >> in your garage? >> what did -- oh. >> and
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